Slackware: kdepim Permission leak vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slackware A carefully crafted .VCF file enables local attackers to execute arbitrary commands with the victim's privileges.

[slackware-security]  kdepim security update (SSA:2004-014-01)

New kdepim packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and 9.1 to
fix a security issue with .VCF file handling.  For Slackware -current,
a complete upgrade to kde-3.1.5 is available.


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Wed Jan 14 11:58:58 PST 2004
patches/packages/kdepim-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz:  Recompiled with security patch
  post-3.1.4-kdepim-kfile-plugins.diff.  From the KDE advisory:

    The KDE team has found a buffer overflow in the file information reader
    of VCF files.  A carefully crafted .VCF file potentially enables local
    attackers to compromise the privacy of a victim's data or execute
    arbitrary commands with the victim's privileges.
      By default, file information reading is disabled for remote files.
    However, if previews are enabled for remote files, remote attackers may
    be able to compromise the victim's account.

  For more details, see:
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0988
  (* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
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Updated packages for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/kde/kdepim-3.1.3-i386-2.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/kde/kdebase-3.1.3-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/kdepim-3.1.4-i486-2.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/*.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kdei/*.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/arts-1.1.5-i486-1.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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MD5 signatures may be downloaded from our FTP server:

Slackware 9.0 packages: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/CHECKSUMS.md5

To verify authenticity, this file has been signed with the Slackware
GPG key (use 'gpg --verify'):
 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/CHECKSUMS.md5.asc

Slackware 9.1 packages: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/CHECKSUMS.md5 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/CHECKSUMS.md5.asc

Slackware -current packages: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/CHECKSUMS.md5 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/CHECKSUMS.md5.asc


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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As root, upgrade the package(s) using upgradepkg:
# upgradepkg *.tgz


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